Christmas Eve Shortcut Buns

We don’t have a lot of traditions over Christmas – but the ones we do have – we stick to them.

Years ago we started making Christmas Eve Shortcut Buns.  We make them on Christmas Eve just before we leave for our big family party.  It is one of those recipes that the girls who were very young at the time were able to help with (and still do!).

Lulu  in her ‘hot rollers’ helping to make the buns.

In the morning, I heat the oven up after I get my cup of coffee before the girls start unwrapping and it is usually out of the oven before they finish.  I always make this in a Bundt pan and dump it over onto our glass cake plate.

They are sticky and sweet and we LOVE them!

Christmas Eve Shortcut Buns
by Leanne Ely

20 unbaked frozen dinner rolls (Rhodes or Bridgeport are brands I have used)
1 cup brown sugar (3/4 cup is not SO sweet)
1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted

Lightly grease a 10-inch bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls into the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar, the pudding mix and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the top. If you don’t have a bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but they turn out better in a bundt pan.
Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Turn rolls out onto a serving plate and dig in!
If you have not done all your shopping yet –  give these a try!!

3 thoughts on “Christmas Eve Shortcut Buns

  1. These look so yummy! We are def. going to try these. Thanks for sharing. We hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Lulu looks so cute in her rollers 😉

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